Heat Wave and The Indian Cities

By Ranjit K. Sahu There has been an unprecedented wave of heat across the globe starting from the western hemisphere to the east, affecting the countries that can be categorized as developed with modern amenities to poorer countries with burgeoning populations. While considerable debate still goes on over the reality […]

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Articles

A Forty Two Year Long Death: A Case for Euthanasia

By Sudha Dixit Aruna Saunbhag died. Did I say ‘she died’? Was she alive? Was she living? No! She had been dying for past 42 years – from 1973 to be precise – in instalments.  Aruna, then 25, was sexually assaulted by a sweeper, Sohanlal Bartha Walmiki on Nov. 27, […]

May 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Articles

Marital Rape – A Crime or A prerogative

By Sudha Dixit George Orwell had said “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful, murder respectable” BJP’s reluctance to criminalise marital rape on the flimsy ground that marriage in India is sacrosanct proves this point. Government’s attempt to justify rape within spousal relationship is reprehensible.  A rape is […]

May 10, 2015 · 0 comments · Articles

Hugs and Kisses

By Sudha Dixit Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous quote, “The whole world loves a lover” is well known. A public figure needs all the love he can muster; love has more power than hostility or war. So the moment Narendra Modi came to power, he wisely planned to empower himself with […]

March 22, 2015 · 1 comment · Articles

Ban on Beef: the Relevance for India

By Ranjit K. Sahu There has been a great hue and cry about the recent ban on cow slaughter and beef availability with various organizations raising their voices against it. While protesters have termed the move as against the right of individuals to choose the food they eat and encroachment […]

March 15, 2015 · 4 comments · Articles

Devil’s Advocate

By Sudha Dixit I am, by nature a very gentle person if I say so myself. I am not blowing my own trumpet rather confessing that I am a coward. I can’t kill a mosquito with my hands (clapping & having blood on them). Similarly I cannot step on a […]

March 8, 2015 · 5 comments · Articles

Tongue and the Sweet Tooth

By Shruti Shrivastava Taking you down memory lane and remembering the days when we were small enough to choose the eatables not by their benefits and calories but by the taste they had us engulfed in. At that point even if your mom had an upper cap of no more […]

March 1, 2015 · 3 comments · Articles

Freedom of Expression & Sanctity of Belief: A Counter View

By Sudha Dixit “Man is born free and yet we see him every where in chains” This famous quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau is true to all aspects of human life social, political, emotional, ethical, and religious. Freedom is there, so are the boundaries. You may criticize your neighbour but […]

February 15, 2015 · 4 comments · Articles

Mood Swings

By Shobha Diwakar It’s strange how mood swings appear and disappear like the overhanging clouds that envelope the sky, create shadows of doubt whether or not it is going to rain and before you say ‘Jack Robinson’ lo, you’ve guessed, the clouds have scattered to some other landscape and the […]

February 1, 2015 · 1 comment · Articles

Whither Freedom of Expression

By Sudha Dixit I grew up hearing a saying ‘a pen is mightier than sword’. I believed in it too. But the element of terror which has permeated our world through religious fanatics is gaining ground through cultural zealots too. We have seen Satanic Verses, written  by Salman Rushdie being banned […]

January 25, 2015 · 1 comment · Articles